Homeland Security & Information Assurance at Northeastern University – Seattle

Northeastern University is a world leader in Homeland Security and Information Assurance. In 2008, the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity (DHS) selected North­eastern as one of 11 uni­ver­si­ties nation­wide for a DHS Center of Excel­lence. The $10 mil­lion grant estab­lished the Aware­ness and Local­iza­tion of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) center at North­eastern. Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Research Center in Nahant, Mass., is devel­oping robotic tech­nology to detect under­water mines and other coastal threats.

In 2011 Northeastern University established the George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity Research. The Kostas Insti­tute gave North­eastern the capacity and clear­ances to con­duct secure research within a restricted envi­ron­ment in areas ranging from cyber secu­rity to explo­sives detec­tion, mit­i­ga­tion and response to terror attacks.

The Pacific Northwest is also a leader in Homeland Security and Defense. Washington houses one of the largest military bases in the United States, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Army’s Fort Lewis and the United States Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base. JBLM houses a large-scale airspace protection program. They process over 12,000 air tracks a day. 

Seattle is also the location where Boeing started in 1916. Boeing is a world leader in defense and commercial air travel. 

Dr. Themis Papageorge

Over the week of August 11th Dr. Themis Papageorge, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Northeastern University’s Graduate Information Assurance Program will be in Seattle for a series of meeting and a presentation on campus. His presentation topic is “Information Assurance and Cyber Security – The Security Risk Management Challenge“.

To learn more about Northeastern University – Seattle’s Information Assurance program and to request information click here.


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